You can tell that Scout was very innocent in some things and she didn’t quit understand them. But this quotes explains to the audience, that when a child is curious about something or is asking you about something, you need to answer them. They’re children who are full of curiosity and when they notice something weird they try to find a way to answer the questions they have. In this quotes it explains how Scout began to wonder about things, she noticed that in Maycomb it was very difficult for people to get along because of the diversity.
Near the end of To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout realizes “you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee 279). She has learned a life lesson that is critical for the betterment of her
“One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people” (Ailey- brainyquote.com) In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee one of the main characters named Jeremy Atticus Finch, referred at as Jem, has a very important coming of age moment. Jem realises that the world is not constantly nice and friendly, he realises that there are people out there with prejudice and racism and this hits him blunt. Jem comes of age in many ways throughout the novel however the biggest event is where he realizes how wrongly people are being treated. This can be understood by the reaction Jem has after it is revealed that Tom Robinson is convicted.
What is coming of age? Coming of age is a process in which an individual goes through a certain event and gains new insights that allow them to mature. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, they are many events where coming of age is revealed in the main characters. The coming of age is revealed through the author’s choice of various literary elements. One place where coming of age is shown is when Atticus tells Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, Aunt Alexandra and Scout that Tom Robinson had died, while Aunt Alexandra was having her missionary society’s meeting.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , the idea of maturity is one that is heavily represented. Admittedly, on many occasions in the book it is evident that maturity is huge part of how the characters develop and how their beliefs evolve with it as can be shown when Scout is playing with a roly poly and decides that she wants to smash it after she is done in an attempt to return to her childish ways, only to be halted by Jem who instructs her not to do it , representing Jems desire to grow up. The roly poly, although small, is able to project the elements of maturity through it’s opened state that symbolizes acceptance and open mindedness as maturity develops, it’s shielded exterior that emphasizes ignorance and prejudice that comes with a
To Kill a Mockingbird is a story that takes place during the Great Depression in a small town located in southern Georgia in the 1930s. The book focuses on Jean Louise “Scout” and Jeremy Atticus “Jem” and their coming of age and the major events that made the two grow up. One of the events was the trial of the Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, in which their father, Atticus Finch, was defending Tom, a man of color. Mockingbirds are used throughout the book to represent people that were harmed by the society even though they were innocent. There is a common misinterpretation of the meaning behind the Mockingbird leading many to believe that Scout is the Mockingbird in the story.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scouts changing perspective of Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley represents a coming of age moment because it demonstrates a breaking away from the childlike imagination that had previously explained all of their questions and superstitions about the Radley’s. A coming-of-age moment is the transition of thinking that occurs when someone learns empathy. At the start of the novel, in many situations, Scout and Jem demonstrate childish behavior and thinking when Jem is taunted into touching the side of the Radley home by Scout and Dill. The book reads, “Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us” (18). From this portion of the novel we can tell that Jem and Scout clearly regarded the Radley home and its occupants with novelty and even fear.
When I was growing up, I experienced many hardships that most people don 't endure. I grew up in the city of Phoenix, Arizona with little to nothing. I had one little sister and an older sister and brother. Even though I was young I knew how difficult my parents had it. My mom worked three jobs and my dad worked in construction just to barely support us.
(Need a hook). The author uses of view of a child, Scout Finch, along with two other children, Jem Finch and Dill, to show the innocence of children is taken away from the coming of age. She uses a trial against a black man raping a white girl to show how children are innocent. Harper Lee uses life lessons to show that Scouts coming of age. Scout says, “Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in” (Lee 129).
“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view [...] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, chapter 3,). This quote reveals, to place yourself in their shoes and see things how they see it. It is revealing Scout’s coming of age moment because she is learning to put herself in someone else's position and try to understand
Atticus Finch said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee 39). As a result of this quote out main character will change. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee uses the character and characterization of Scout to show how empathy can change someone’s life for the better. Throughout the book Scout changes quite a bit. In the beginning she was very tomboyish choosing to wear overalls instead of dresses, she also liked to beat other kids up.
“To Kill a Mockingbird “is a coming of age novel. Discuss this statement, with reference to at least two characters. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” there is evidence of a coming of age story or lesson. Scout learns not to judge people and try and understand where they are coming from and to view a situation from their point of view.
The second type, of prejudice instituted in the novel is age prejudice. Age prejudice is any attitude, or action which subordinates a person or group, because of their age or any assignment of roles in society purely on the basis of age. Age prejudice can be found in a few parts of the novel, and it makes you comprehend how both kids and adults are misjudged based on their age. A character that displays age prejudice is Miss.
Courage is not strength or skill, it’s simply standing up for what you believe in and what is right. This is the theme that was enrolled after Jem destroys Mrs.Dubose’s camellias and after she died in chapter 11. This passage also reveals Jem’s coming of age moment. After using conflict, symbolism, and point of view, Harper Lee was able to connect the theme with Jems coming of age moment.
Maturing is something everyone goes through in life whether you go through it early or a little later in life. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows a lot about maturing. Growing up in a small town in Maycomb, Alabama where life was a lot more different from today, you mature much different and in different ways. Jem is one person who matures through the whole story and makes realizations about people around him, including his dad, Tom Robinson, and Mrs. Dubose. Jem goes into the story thinking his dad is just some old man but as he gets older, he realizes there is more to his dad.